A Miracle in Shreveport [NOOK Book]

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"We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917. At noon, before the first game of our doubleheader, my All Nations team was taking batting practice, and as usual, I was studying the crowd. The people fascinated me: all those life stories that I’d never get a chance to hear, like that old colored man smiling and singing to himself next to his stern, frowning wife in her flowered hat, or the two white women with their cigarettes and exposed ankles. I was amazed by it all, though we never stayed in a place long

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A Miracle in Shreveport

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Overview

"We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917. At noon, before the first game of our doubleheader, my All Nations team was taking batting practice, and as usual, I was studying the crowd. The people fascinated me: all those life stories that I’d never get a chance to hear, like that old colored man smiling and singing to himself next to his stern, frowning wife in her flowered hat, or the two white women with their cigarettes and exposed ankles. I was amazed by it all, though we never stayed in a place long enough to learn about anyone or anything more than the game and its players."

A story of the first truly integrated baseball team, decades before Jackie Robinson, set during the early years of World War I. Magic, miracles, and more...

Also a chapter from my baseball/ghost/historical novel The All Nations Team (available in ebook format as well).

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011258534
  • Publisher: Michael Jasper
  • Publication date: 4/7/2011
  • Series: All Nations Team
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 111,386
  • File size: 954 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange. In pursuit of this fascination, he has published nine novels, a story collection, and over six dozen short stories. He created and scripted the groundbreaking, nine-issue digital comic In Maps & Legends with artist Niki Smith. He also runs the publishing company UnWrecked Press.

Michael lives with his wife Elizabeth and their two amazing sons in North Carolina, where he's always working on one to three creative endeavors at the same time, which you can track at michaeljasper.net.

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